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Burning of palms

Nuns burning last year’s palms, from which the ash was used during the celebration of the Ash Wednesday, the Cathedral of the …

Ecclesia catholica

Celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, in the presence of the Patriarch of the …

F.J. Sheen

Auxiliary bishop of New York and titular bishop of Caesariana, Fulton John Sheen in a ferraiolo [author: Yousuf Karsh]. The attire he …

Canon Cachia

Vincenz Cachia in the choir dress of the honorary canon of the collegiate Basilica of Saint Helen at Birkirkara

Unto us a child is born

Holy Father Benedict XVI during the Holy Mass celebrated in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican on the Nativity Night …

Winter slippers

Pius X’s velvet slippers lined with fur and decorated with brocade hems and embroidered crosses on the toes.

Card. McCloskey

John Cardinal McCloskey, the Archbishop of New York, in choir dress with a spread train of his cassock.

Mighty Tisserant

Eugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent Cardinal Tisserant during a Pontifical High Mass celebrated at the altar of St. Peter Chair at the beginning of the conclave, …

At Jasna Góra

The first visit of the Chief of State Józef Piłsudski at Jasna Góra in 1921. On the left, with a chapter cross, …

College of St. Joseph

Members of the children’s choir of the College of St. Joseph at the cathedral of Cuenca, Spain.

St. Deodatus

A relic of St. Deodatus, a martyr, Rheinau, Switzerland.

Leo X

Rafaello Santi – Portrait of Pope Leo X with two cardinals, circa 1518. The cardinals are usually identified as papal cousins: Giulio …

Sedan chair

Pope Leo XIII, surrounded by the Noble Guard, carried in a sedan chair through the corridors of the Apostolic Palace.


Singing of the Litany to All Saints during the episcopal consecration of Mons. Pacelli conducted by His Holiness Benedict XV in the …


Canons of the Cathedral of Salamanca in winter cappae.


Jesuit novices during the meditate in cemetery at their formation house in Los Gatos, California, USA.


Pope Benedict XVI in a red chasuble of medieval style after the end of the funeral Mass celebrated for the soul of …


Solemn High Mass celebrated at the great altar of the Cathedral of Our Lady in Paris on the occasion of the 850th …

Lyonese Rite – Confiteor

Confiteor during the Pontifical High Mass on Holy Thursday, 1934, in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Lyon. In front …


A Holy Mass celebrated in Powiśle during the Warsaw Uprising on August 15 [the source:].

Card. Ilundáin

The Metropolitan of Seville, Archbishop Eustaquio Ilundáin y Esteban, in a cappa magna during the Corpus Christi procession in 1923. One of …